Can science save man's favorite banana from extinction?
The Cavendish banana is under threat of a rapidly spreading fungus that's now reached Jordan. Science proposes to circumvent the deadly disease with high-tech.
Bananas are among the most popular fruits in the world. Yet scientists are racing to rescue man's favorite variety, the Cavendish, from the threat of extinction. Fusarium banana wilt, also known as Panama disease, first erupted in Southeast Asia, but has since spread to Africa, Australia - and now to Jordan, a mere hop away from Israel's plantations.
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